Why I Love Social Media, Part 1

I have decided to start a new series on my blog, “Why I Love Social Media.” This series is for all the folks that are resisting blogging, Twitter, Facebook, etc. because they are convinced that the internet is full of creepy strangers. This series is hopefully will give them a taste of what they are missing out on. So without further ado, “Why I Love Social Media, Part 1.”

You get random but completely uplifting birthday notes from practical strangers.


I saw on your blog about the “blah’s” and your birthday…not that I think your birthday causes the blah’s, but sometimes the two “B” words do coincide.  I had your email address from a few weeks ago when I won a copy of Don Miller’s latest book (which I read the day I got it and it had a huge impact on me), so I decided to email you.

Just wanted to say, I have been there.  Last December, I turned 33.  On a normal year, birthdays aren’t that big in my family, but last year was a doozy.  Having been in similar circumstances, I wanted to do a little something for you to make your day special.

Why turning 33 is great!

  • It’s your birthday, so you can eat cake.
  • You only have to remember one number to write your age – 3.
  • Thirty-three is old enough to sound mature when you want, but young enough to still act silly at times.
  • Thirty-three is the largest positive integer that can not be expressed as a sum of different triangular numbers <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangular_numbers> .  (Ok, had to go to Wikipedia for this one – I don’t exactly understand it, but it means that there is significance in the number 33.)
  • You can run for president in 2 more years, which is enough time to plan your campaign.
  • You are younger than 5 in dog years.
  • People give you presents.
  • Random internet people send you “why turning 33 is great” emails. 😉
  • And again, can I say CAKE!

So I hope the blah’s just were in for a quick weekend trip and not an extended stay.  Here’s to a great birthday.

Thanks Kate. This, along with several other sweet notes and calls, made my day!

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  • Glad I got to be a part of your day.
    Many happy returns of the day.

  • What a sweet gift!

  • I like the new series. I agree with you that it's an issue for some people. I hope to get some ideas and be inspired to do the same on my blog. Happy Birthday!

  • That was a cool e-mail. 🙂

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  • Nice follow up to your Blah post!

    • Thanks. Still thinking through all your ideas. I have needed to keep it light & easy this week.

      You going to Chris Brogan tomorrow? I am. Excited to hear what he has to say re: social media.

  • I love Social Media BECAUSE of the creepy strangers. It brings them out of the realm of 'things I heard about on the news' and into my sphere of Experience.

    As a pastor, I have to be thinking "How can I reach these people if I never have any contact with them!"

    My brother-in-law wrote me a big long thing with facts about turning 33 when I turned 33 last year… I'll have to try and find it and send it to you!